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"This was the proper and appropriate action for the state to take," said Kenneth Brynien, president of the Public Employees Federation, one of the unions that sued. "This was an extremely passionate issue for many of our members."
PEF said it encourages members to get flu vaccinations, but opposes the emergency regulation requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment.
This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allowed the state to order 146,300 doses of vaccine, but health care providers across the state have requested more than 1.4 million doses.
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